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November 15, 2017
Like VoIP optimisation I've been blogging about recently, so I've been testing network (LAN and WAN in old money) optimisation solutions since the late '90s. The former, AKA Load-Balancing and ...
November 03, 2017
In this guest blog, Paul Ruelas, director of product management at Masergy, shares some tips on how to pick the right hybrid network supplier for your business. A global wide area network (WAN) ...
October 26, 2017
Singtel anchors its managed software-defined branch service with technology from Versa Networks; MegaPath looks to Fortinet to bolster security for its managed SD-WAN service.
October 20, 2017
Bloggers explore open network systems, look into the development of unified security operations and analytics, and recommend how to tweak an Ansible playbook.
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VMware has distanced itself from developing public cloud offerings, instead focusing on hybrid and multi-cloud platforms and partnerships that bring its SDDC to the cloud. Continue Reading
Artificial intelligence in networking, machine learning and other technological wonders promise to make data center networks nimbler and more secure than ever before. Continue Reading
How can your organization take advantage of SD-WAN? Networking expert Lee Doyle explains how SD-WAN adoption can transform your WAN, and why you should consider making the switch. Continue Reading
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What's ahead for data center networks? Bigger demands and a variety of new, complex tech innovations. Learn how to prep for the future and keep network traffic moving. Continue Reading
Networking analyst John Burke explains managed software-defined WAN, and he discusses why providers are starting to offer the service to their customers. Continue Reading
The use of cloud microsegmentation in enterprises has been met with some hesitation. Expert Dave Shackleford discusses why there are reservations and what the benefits are. Continue Reading
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It's been two years since Gartner declared that the future of the data center was software-defined. And while we're still a ways from that reality, there's plenty of reason to think IT is indeed moving toward the software-defined architecture.
The ability to compose your infrastructure puts components where they're needed -- but only for as long as they're needed there. Then those resources become available again for another task. IT professionals aren't crazy to look at the speed and efficiency advantages of that type of software-defined architecture and think, "We need that."
To reap those rewards, however, means orienting the data center around software. That's a big shift both in strategy and execution. And it's not easily achievable.
The cover story of this issue of Modern Infrastructure digs into these possibilities and challenges. TechTarget's Erica Mixon talks with experts about the software-defined architecture, what it can achieve and what an organization will want to take into account before heading down that road.
With a truly composable infrastructure and products with cloud-like capabilities, an organization can pool its data center resources and put them to work with utmost efficiency. If that's the future, maybe it's time to start figuring out how you'll get there.Continue Reading
With SDN and machine learning, it's important to consider the tradeoffs that come with issues like mouse flows and changing application characteristics. Continue Reading
SDN controllers offer segmentation in a multi-tenant data center. Understand how to configure the right network flow to isolate traffic, and explore potential pitfalls of SDN. Continue Reading
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For AI applications, the future is now. But implementing artificial intelligence in an enterprise data center presents obstacles for network, storage and compute infrastructures. Continue Reading
Video quality can suffer if the network can't meet its high bandwidth needs. Networking expert Carrie Higbie Goetz explains how SD-WAN supports video conferencing requirements. Continue Reading
Proper IT budget planning and cost optimization can extend the life of your infrastructure, help guide refresh decisions and prepare you for software-defined architectures. Continue Reading